50 Things from 2022
Here is a list of 50 things from 2022. They are lessons I’ve learned, things that have inspired me, and things I love. Create before
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Lessons from 2022
I spent the year 2022 reflecting on my 30-year career in policing. At first, I felt lost — I suddenly wasn’t a member of a
Leadership Crushes 2022
I have many leadership crushes on people I don’t know (Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, and Brene Brown, to name a few), and I
Rewrite Your Script
Countless studies have been conducted on individuals at the end of their lives. Whether they have reached their golden years or are battling a terminal
Tips to Slay the Day
I’ve been traveling weekly, so it’s a gift to spend a week at home catching up on administrative tasks and building upcoming keynote presentations filling
Twitter is Lovely, Isn’t It?
Back in 2013, I received a direct message on Twitter from a person I’d never met. She said she was a police officer in England
Cyber Attack or Power Grid Failure. Is Your Agency Prepared?
My nearly six years as chief of police in Aurora has caused my brain to rewire itself. I am now conditioned to immediately consider the
Have You Forgotten WHY?
We often hear the phrase, “Find your Why.” It comes from Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why” and means aligning to purpose. When we engage
Growth is Optional
Since we were kids, people have always told us what to do. As soon as we developed the cognitive ability to follow directions, the orders
You are Alive. Do Something.
I just learned that you being alive is an absolute fluke. The probability of your being born was about one in 400 Trillion. For this
Preparation and Cuban Coffee
I’ve been blessed to teach a one-day Blue Courage class with Capt. Michael Nila (Ret.) at Florida International University for FIU PD and surrounding Miami-Dade
Anger is the Only Acceptable Emotion
The backdrop is a classroom in a major city police department where officers are attending our 2-day Blue Courage training. The curriculum is different than
Grace and Forgiveness
There is not a person among us who has not been wronged or hurt by someone. Whether it be a person with whom we are